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Pronounce each vocabulary word for students, and review the definitions as a class. Have students demonstrate their comprehension of the words by using them in sentences.

sparingly: adv. Economically; in a limited way  

scurrying: v. Moving quickly  

switchboard: n. A machine with instruments necessary for completing telephone circuits manually  

Questions

Have students answer the following questions individually or in small groups. Students can then share their answers with the class.

1.

Why do the mice have to depend on Keith for food?

2.

Why isn’t Keith’s father able to find an aspirin?

3.

Do you think Ralph will be able to find an aspirin? Why or why not?

4.

If Ralph finds an aspirin, how do you think he will bring it to Keith?

Activities

Write a News Article

Have students write news articles about the food shortage facing the mice in Chapter 10. Show students articles from a newspaper, and point out that the most important facts are usually listed first. In their articles, students should include detailed information that answers the questions who, what, when, where and why – such as who is feeding the mice and why they are experiencing a shortage.

Create an Advertisement

Have students create newspaper ads for the drugstore located 25 miles from the Mountain View Inn. They should include details listed in Chapter 10, such as the store’s hours. Ask students what else they can include in their ads that would make people want to shop at the drugstore. Have them examine advertisements in a newspaper for ideas.

Chapter 11

Vocabulary

Pronounce each vocabulary word for students, and review the definitions as a class. Have students demonstrate their comprehension of the words by using them in sentences.

steadfast: adj. Steady; unchanging  

misery: n. Great unhappiness

cunning: adj. Shrewd; sly

Questions

Have students answer the following questions individually or in small groups. Students can then share their answers with the class.

1.

Why is Ralph’s family upset about his search for an aspirin?

2.

The teachers call Ralph a pest. Ralph thinks the teachers are pests. Explain why these characters think as they do.

3.

Tell why Ralph could be described as cunning.

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